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1. This family hatchback was a successor to the classic Austin 1300 but the main thing anyone remembers about it was its 'square' steering wheel and an unfortunate advertising campaign that claimed it had 'Vroom'.
2. Austin's contribution to the luxury car market was to take a standard saloon or hatch, put in leather seats and a wooden fascia and slap a fancy grill on the front. What were all these conversions called?
3. Which of these was not a British Leyland company?
4. Rover broke with its tradition in the late 70s when it introduced a hatchback-style executive car. What was it?
5. By the early 80s, the world-famous MG marque had been reduced to a series of re-badged, souped up standard saloons. Which of these cars did not receive the MG treatment?
6. The Maxi was a 'stretched' version of the Mini.
7. Unofficially (and unkindly) known in the industry as 'The Flying Turd', which car was re-vamped and re-introduced in the early 80s as the Ambassador?
8. BL sought the help of Italian designers to re-vamp its range of products. Which 'tired' saloon was re-introduced as the Ital in the early 80s?
9. The Dolomite was respected as a worthy upholder of Triumph's sporty image. A smaller version of the Dolomite was designed to succeed the classic Herald series but it failed to find the same niche. It was beloved of driving schools, though, and I learned to drive in one. What was it?
10. In the early 80s BL formed a partnership with the Japanese company Honda and embarked on a series of joint ventures. What was the first product of this partnership?
11. Billed as the car that would rescue British Leyland, this modern hatchback was a great success and caused almost as much of a stir in the small car market as the Mini did twenty years earlier. What was its name?
12. Rover was another BL company to benefit from BL's partnership with Honda with the introduction of the successful 200 series. What was the name of its Honda equivalent?
13. The MG B Roadster and B GT models were phased out in the early 80s. The last ones were sold as special editions only available in a distinctive bronze or silver livery.
14. This Triumph sports car was named after a famous British fighter aircraft of WW2. What was it?
15. The MG B Roadster shared the same powerplant with the Morris Marina.
Source: Author Plumbus
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